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Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

Project Type:
Consists of four projects (DBF, DBF, DB and to be confirmed)
Infrastructure Type:
Contract Value:
To be announced at Financial Close

About the Project

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is an approximately 9.2 kilometre extension of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (future Line 5), from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive. Metrolinx is actively collaborating with the GTAA and municipal partners on the proposed alignment from Renforth Drive to the airport, which takes into account the GTAA's plans for a Regional Transit Centre. Tunnelling is one of the first phases of work for the project.

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is one of four priority transit projects announced by the Province in 2019 for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Planning is underway for all four subway projects and procurements for the subway program are being staged to ensure each project is delivered successfully.

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Project Status

The Eglinton Crosstown West Extension is being delivered in separate procurement contracts:

  1. A first advance tunnel between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road: contract awarded May 20, 2021.
  2. A second advance tunnel between Jane Street and Mount Dennis Station: RFP closed Nov. 16, 2022.
  3. Elevated guideway between Scarlett Road and Jane Street. 
  4. Stations, Rail and Systems: RFP to be issued.


The scope of work includes:

  • An approximately 9.2 kilometre extension of the Crosstown LRT westward, with a number of stops from Mount Dennis to Renforth Drive.
  • Ultimately, through future phases, the Province is committed to establishing connectivity with Toronto Pearson International Airport.
  • Transit connections to four different transit services - UP Express and Kitchener Line GO train service at Mount Dennis, TTC bus services at transit stops in Toronto, and MiWay and GO bus services via the Mississauga Transitway at Renforth. 

Project Benefits

  • Improves access to transit for area residents
  • Reduces daily travel times for commuters
  • Economic and community growth along the future transit line with job creation opportunities
  • Reduction in traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption by providing a new transportation option

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